ROUVY AR IS OUT OF BETA AND FREE DURING APRIL

YURIY RYASHKO - 02.04.2020

ROUVY apps are temporarily splitting into ROUVY AR and ROUVY WORKOUTS.

Dear Rouviers, 

It has been one heck of a period of time. Hasn’t it? While you were enjoying new AR routes and recently arrived REAL SPRING CLASSICS, the ROUVY’s quickly-growing team behind the scenes was working from dawn till dusk like little warrior ants to make this all run smoothly.  

 

PLATFORM GROWTH

There was no time for a full report like we did last year, but hopefully, later in the spring, we will get that done. Nevertheless, please have a glimpse of what has happened over the winter.  

 

# of available as of March, 24, 2020:

  • video films: 4,000 (!)
  • Workouts: 6,000 (!)

 

# of Indoor activities: 

  • Year 2019:  1,122,007
  • January, 2019 (1-month):  136,002
  • January, 2020 (1-month):  200,253

 

Total distance, km. (ridden on the trainers):

  • Year 2019:  19,522,617
  • January, 2019 (1-month):  2,337,737  
  • January, 2020 (1-month):  3,271,766

 

In the last weeks, we have noticed the extreme increase of interest for ROUVY. We are very happy, on another hand we are sorry for the delayed uploads. We do our best to ensure the great experience and optimize all processes for the infrastructure to be ready for the future!   

 

Thank you for putting up these incredible numbers and making it happen! Without you, ROUVY would not have been able to get to the point where the platform is now. 

 

DIGITAL RACE EVENTS 

For those of you who did not have a chance to see or ride in real-time - first ROUVY Classics were a blast!

You can still watch all of the races on ROUVY’s Youtube Channel: 

 

APP UPDATES AND RELEASES 

On April 1, ROUVY Apps were divided into 2 versions (iOS 5.0.0, Android 5.0.0. and Windows 7.0.0.):

 
ROUVY AR (all platforms:  Win, iOS, Android, Mac, Apple TV, but via BLUETOOTH ONLY)
  • AR Virtual Rides (available in 2K for download)
  • AR/Online Races with the official race branding
  • More than 4,000 filmed routes
  • Unlimited # of Virtual Partners
  • Spectator Mode (yep, now you can find the most crowded route quickly)
  • Custom-fit Avatars
  • Simple UI and improved sensor connect 

 

 

ROUVY AR is the best for Digital Races, Group Rides, immersive experience and enjoyment of the 1:1 branded official race courses. 

 

ROUVY WORKOUTS (Win, iOS, Android with the old UI - just like all in the feature descriptions on rouvy.com)
  • TrainingPeaks Workouts and integration
  • All 6,000 workouts in the catalog
  • Virtual Routes, but:

   - only 3 virtual partners in AR

   - limited experience in Online Races (it’s not optimized for the on-line races with a big number of participants)

 

*Challenges and Career are cross-platform, and will be available in both. 

 

Unfortunately breaking into 2 versions is necessary, as it will take time to move the structured training part and ANT+ support onto the newer apps. We are probably talking about a 5-month period to unite everything into one ROUVY app. Please be patient.  

 

PRICING

  • ROUVY AR was released out of beta today (April, 1, 2020), but will stay FREE during APRIL, 2020.
  • The Standard Plan is set to be removed as of May 1, 2020. So, ROUVY will be from $10/month only from that date. ROUVY WORKOUTS are to stay paid through April and later on, until the apps are united in UI and features.
  • Payments through Itunes and GooglePlay as of April 1, 2020 have been removed. Payments from April 1, 2020 will be available only via www.rouvy.com.
  • All subscriptions acquired earlier via the app stores are to stay valid till expiration. 

 

CLOSEST ON ROADMAP: 

As there were well-deserved complaints about the rider’s avatar and its movement, we have worked hard to improve it and get it right. The plan is to release that in April. ANT+ support and the support for classics trainers in ROUVY AR will be available in May.  In the meantime, an ANT+->BLE adapter can be used.

 

MIDTERM ON ROADMAP: 

Due to the multi-year partnership with IRONMAN ROUVY will work on significant improvements for triathletes. 

 

OFFICIAL RACE PARTNERSHIPS

(signed for 2020 and beyond): 

Tour de Suisse (Switzerland), TORTOUR (Switzerland), KOLO PRO ŽIVOT (Czech Republic), Mallorca Triathlon 140.6 (Spain), XTERRA (Czech Republic, limited partnership) and IRONMAN - \0/\0/\0/ Yes! - and many more race courses and events are in the pipeline. 

 

 

DIGITAL RACES UPCOMING:

  • IRONMAN VR (to be streamed on IRONMAN Facebook Watch)
  • THE SWISS DIGITAL 5 by Tour de Suisse (to be streamed on Swiss Television)
  • Community versions of the above

 

Enjoy your rides, and we’ll see you on the virtual-but-real roads!

 

Sincerely yours,

The ROUVY TEAM

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  • GastonMonforte - 24.07.2020
    Hi, any of both options can be used with Wahoo speed and cadence sensors only? (No smart trainer). Which runs best with these? Thanks!
    • yuriy888 - 05.08.2020
      Hi, you can use both in any combination but in 'ROUVY Workouts' apps (download from our web or app stores) only, at the moment. Sensor support will come to ROUVY AR soon. Cheers.
  • elbownumber10 - 19.07.2020
    Hello, Is it possible to connect Apple Watch as HRM?
    • yuriy888 - 05.08.2020
      Hi, I don't think so because the Apple watch may not transmit an open BLE signal, but better drop a message to support@rouvy.com for a check.
  • afvh3146 - 14.07.2020
    Hi, I'm reading you're planning to release an update in August supporting ANT+ technology. Are you planning on that update to support speed sensors for Mac too?
    • yuriy888 - 15.07.2020
      Hi, yes. That is in the plan.
  • gadges - 10.07.2020
    My laptop works fine with rouvy workouts but when I try it with rouvy ar the app doesn't detect any of my sensors, I do have a ant + dongle plugged into my laptop
    • yuriy888 - 13.07.2020
      There is no native support of ANT+ in ROUVY AR yet (only BT at the moment), so ANT+-> BLE adapter should be used, or just wait for the release of ANT+ in August. Till then the Workouts app is the choice for all ANT+ only equipment.
  • JTB013 - 07.07.2020
    I've noticed that when riding a virtual ride in Rouvy AR on a Saris Hammer H2, that there appears to be a difference in resistance (it seems easier) than when I rode the same route in Rouvy Workouts. Is this because the AR app gives a more road like feel or do I need to calibrate my trainer?
    • yuriy888 - 08.07.2020
      Yes, there is a newer algorithm in the AR apps making you faster on flats. ROUVY AR is the recommended app for races and virtual rides. So, there is no need for recalibration. Updating the algorithm for WORKOUTS is on the roadmap as well.
  • chbarton - 05.07.2020
    Hi. I have an Elite Qubo Power Fluid classic trainer. I've searched down the list but cannot find this specific model in either Rouvy Workouts or Rouvy AR. Is it supported? (I also need to wait for ANT+ support - how soon will this be ready?) Thanks.
    • yuriy888 - 07.07.2020
      Hi, regarding the trainer pls drop a message to 'support@rouvy.com'. ANT+ integration is currently being worked on and for the moment is scheduled for the rollout in August.

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